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Manuel Ferrara

Senior Associate

Woodhouse Lorente Ludlow, S.C.
Paseo de la Reforma 115
Piso 19
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec
11000 Mexico City
Languages Spanish, English

Manuel is a senior associate in the practice areas of constitutional and administrative litigation, as well as energy and health sciences. He has broad experience in the implementation of legal defense strategies in administrative procedures, as well as legal remedies related to administrative and tax matters against laws, regulations, decrees, regulatory measures, administrative sanction procedures and administrative acts.

Besides, he has broad experience in administrative procedures in energy matters. Therefore, as part of his practice, he has participated in the energy area, advising clients on electricity regulatory matters and the hydrocarbon sector.

In the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector, he has successfully represented several pharmaceutical companies in challenging diverse legal provisions, as well as administrative and regulatory acts by different federal and local authorities.

Similarly, he has participated in designing and implementing defense strategies in infrastructure projects, real estate law, public procurement, and local taxes, among others.

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Relevant experience

  • Pharmaceutical Companies. Legal advice to companies in challenging refusals and rejecting health records by COFEPRIS.
  • AMDEE, ASOLMEX, EDF Renewables, Enel Green Power Mexico, AES Mexico, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Solar Century, CKD Infraestructura México, Thermion y Walmart, between others. Advice to several participants of the Mexican electricity industry in the analysis and drafting of legal strategies to challenge diverse government acts such as SENER's Liability Policy, amendments in the rules regarding the granting of clean energy certificates and potential increases in rates of transmission of legacy regime projects.
  • Brookfield Renewable Power Limited. Legal advice to a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management investment fund, in the acquisition of all Acek Solar and part of KKR’s in X-Elio, one of the largest independent solar portfolios in the world.
  • Eni México. Legal advice to the defense of a Contract for the Exploration and Extraction of Hydrocarbons appealed through indirect amparo trial by indigenous communities of the State of Veracruz.
  • Legal advice to a concession company for the construction and operation of an Elevated Viaduct in Tijuana, Baja California, in the defense of the revocation of a concession through indirect amparo trial.
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Awards & Rankings

  • The Legal 500, Latin America, Mexico, Energy and Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Recommended Lawyer, 2023.
  • Chambers and Partners, Latin America, Mexico, Public Law, Associate to watch, 2023.
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  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, Master of Laws in Constitutional Law (LLM), Mexico City, 2018.
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Law Degree (JD), Mexico City, 2013.
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